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Member of Parliament Ray Boughen announces funding for National Aboriginal Day activities in Wascana Park
May 26, 2014 – Regina – Department of Canadian Heritage
The Government of Canada is providing $15,000 in funding to Regina NAD Celebrations Inc. for its 2014 National Aboriginal Day event in Wascana Park.
Ray Boughen, Member of Parliament (Palliser), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. The Government of Canada is providing this funding through the Celebrate Canada Program.
- The celebrations will include an opening ceremony, live entertainment, traditional food, and a variety of activities for people of all ages.
- Around 20,000 people are expected to take part in the activities in Regina’s Wascana Park on June 21.
- Celebrate Canada is an 11-day celebration that takes place from June 21 to July 1 and includes National Aboriginal Day on June 21, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on June 24, Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27, and Canada Day on July 1.
“Our Government is pleased to support National Aboriginal Day activities. This is an opportunity to showcase the culture, heritage, and diversity of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples and highlight their significant contributions to our country.”
—The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
“On June 21, Wascana Park comes to life with the sights and sounds of Saskatchewan’s Aboriginal communities. I am proud that our Government is investing in Regina’s National Aboriginal Day Celebrations, and I encourage everyone to take part in the festivities!”
—Ray Boughen, Member of Parliament (Palliser)
“The Board of Directors of Regina's National Aboriginal Day Celebrations in Wascana Park, staff, and volunteers would like to thank the Government of Canada for supporting our event and helping ensure its success. Every June 21 we are all about sharing our culture, enjoying the festivities, and welcoming everyone as part of an excellent opportunity for intercultural exchange and understanding.”
—Orenda Yuzicapi, Director, Regina NAD Celebrations
For additional information (media only), please contact:
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
Francine D. Lefebvre
Regional Communications Manager
Prairies and Northern Region
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